Intruder Arrested at Justin Bieber's Atlanta Rental Home

Celebrity News Mar. 12, 2014 AT 2:00PM
Justin Bieber On Wednesday night, Mar. 5, a 23-year-old fan was arrested in Justin Bieber's Atlanta home. Credit: Prince Williams/FilmMagic

The troubles roll on for Justin Bieber.

On Wednesday night, a 23-year-old fan was arrested in the Atlanta home that the pop singer is currently renting from music producer Dallas Austin.

Sandy Springs police arrested Qianying Zhao of Doraville, Georgia, after an Austin family member discovered her sleeping in one of the home's bedrooms around 5 p.m. Zhao was charged with criminal trespass and booked on a misdemeanor at the Fulton County Jail Annex in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Zhao told police "she entered the unoccupied home through an unlocked door" and came there "to attend Bieber's birthday party." When she realized she was too late (Bieber, his family, and close friends had decamped to the Bahamas to celebrate his 20th), she decided to stay there and wait for him.

                [Related: Birthday Partying, Bieber-Style: How Justin Celebrated His Big 2-0]

Zhao insisted to police that she knew the Biebs. The authorities, however, believe she is taking her status as one of the artist's millions of social media "friends" too literally.

While Zhao was logging quality time in jail Thursday morning, the media blitzed downtown Miami as Bieber was deposed in conjunction with a lawsuit filed by a paparazzo last June. Photographer Jeffrey Binion filed suit against the singer after his bodyguards allegedly roughed Binion up outside of the Hit Factory recording studio in North Miami Beach.

Binion claims that Bieber ordered four members of his entourage "to confront [Binion] and to forcibly take the memory card from [his] camera."

One of the men "threw [Binion] against a wall, began choking him, and threatened [him] with a gun," per the lawsuit.

                        [Related: Atlanta Radio Stations Hoaxes With Anti-Bieber Protest]

The deposition reportedly had been scheduled to take place in Santa Monica, California, in January, but was postponed because Bieber was in jail in Miami on charges of DUI, resisting arrest without violence, and driving with an expired license.

Also on Thursday, Miami police finally released a controversial video that depicts Bieber urninating in his jail cell following his Miami arrest. Bieber's lawyer argued he did not want the video released until he was guaranteed that Bieber's private parts would be obscured. A status hearing is set for next Tuesday in Bieber's Miami arrest case.

Oh, and as for Bieber's troubled Calabasas house — the one police raided in January over the singer's egg-throwing incident — sources confirmed on Thursday that Khloé Kardashian just bought it for $7.2 million. Bieber reportedly paid around $6 million for it in 2012.

And the rich keep getting richer!

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